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Researchers Examine Night and Day Swings in Oxygen Depletion on Finfish and Oyster Habitat

NCCOS has awarded a team of researchers to predict the impact of hypoxia on commercially and ecologically important finfish and oysters living in the shallow waters of Chesapeake Bay. The project is a planned five-year grant estimated at nearly $1.6 million. The Smithsonian Institution will lead a team on this effort that includes the University of Delaware and Louisiana State University.

Results of this study will help Bay area officials pinpoint key areas for habitat and fisheries restoration and better protect shallow water habitat that serves a critical nursery function. This award is part of the NCCOS Coastal Hypoxia Research Program (CHRP).

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